Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Computer can't access floppy drive

by jerrywh1 / April 6, 2004 3:21 AM PDT

1.1 gig K7, XP Home Edition, 512 meg ram...When I click "My Computer" the floppy drive, is not shown, the rest of the drives are. In "device manager" the floppy is shown, but it indicates it has a problem. When "booting up" a msg. states "seeking boot record from floppy drive" I have ran "Norton Win Doctor", "Scan Disk", "Anti Virus", "Defrag" replaced the drive, unistalled it, and re-installed it. Everything else is working great.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Computer can't access floppy drive
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Computer can't access floppy drive
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re:Computer can't access floppy drive
by glb613 / April 6, 2004 3:29 AM PDT

It could be a bad floppy drive. The device manager isn't always right when it indicates a device is working properly.

Collapse -
Re:Re:Computer can't access floppy drive
by mbuc310 / April 6, 2004 7:08 AM PDT

Bad drive, bad cable, cable attached backwards... is the drive lite ON all the time? If so, cable on backwards

Collapse -
Re:Computer can't access floppy drive
by Highlander157 / April 22, 2004 4:00 AM PDT

With computer off;
turn on, and tap delete key;
scroll to the next folder on top;
scroll down to floppy disc configuration;
then check off the disable box;
when finished hit the f10 key;look at the bottom right hand corner enable then exit.

Collapse -
Re: Computer can't access floppy drive = it's almost laughable
by Rollo / April 22, 2004 6:46 AM PDT

We're all fools really, bear with me on this one: We have processors running at over three gigahertz based on 0.6 micron silicon wafer technology. The numbers really are awesome, think about it, that's 3,000 cycles per nanosecond. DDRAM runs at 6 nanoseconds on an 800 megahertz FSB. We've got over 200 gigabyte hard drives revolving at 10,000 revolutions per minute. Discrete devices on today's motherboards are as small as the eggs laid by butterflies and moths. Then ... to this ... we connect a floppy disk drive. O man, I got a headache ... from the hysterical laugher which kinda suddenly came over me. But, hey, buy a new one, if you really must. Regards & no offence intended.

Collapse -
Check Your BIOS Setup
by nworley / April 22, 2004 7:37 AM PDT

It may be as simple as your "Legacy Floppy Drive" is not turned on. I can disable the floppy drive in my BIOS and it will show in the hardware windows as working properly, but it will not show in "MY Computer Window" You also have operational control of the drive in the "Advanced Setup Screen", under Intergrated Peripherals, as well as "First Boot device=Floppy"

If you turn off the Floppy Disk Access Controller under Intergrated Peripherals, and have the floppy as your first boot device, then the machine haults and gives you a message that it cannot find the floppy drive.


Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?